PERS-Related Legislation

PERS tracks related legislation on this page during each session of the Mississippi Legislature. You may also use the tool at the right to view PERS-related legislation from past years.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law

PERS law can be found in Miss. Code Ann. § 25-11 (1972, as amended)​

Legislation Archive

This is an archive of recent PERS Legislative Summaries. Use the following drop-box menu to locate and view a PDF summary of PERS-related legislation for the selected year. The PDF summary will open in a new browser tab.


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Pending - 2021 Legislative Session ​

No pending legislation.


Passed - 2021 Legislative Session

Appropriation; Public Employees' Retirement System.

Affects PERS

  • 02/17 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/22 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
  • 02/23 (H) Passed
  • 02/23 (H) Immediate Release
  • 02/23 (H) Transmitted to Senate
  • 03/04 (S) Referred to Appropriations
  • 03/15 (S) Title Suff Do Pass as Amended
  • 03/16 (S) Amended
  • 03/16 (S) Passed as Amended
  • 03/17 (S) Returned for Concurrence
  • 03/18 (H) Decline to Concur/Invite Conf
  • 03/22 (H) Conferees Named Read, Huddleston, Oliver
  • 03/22 (S) Conferees Named Hopson, Polk, Frazier
  • 03/27 (S) Conference Report Filed
  • 03/27 (H) Conference Report Filed
  • 03/28 (H) Conference Report Adopted
  • 03/28 (S) Conference Report Adopted
  • 03/30 (H) Enrolled Bill Signed
  • 03/30 (S) Enrolled Bill Signed
  • 03/31 Due from Governor 04/17/21
  • 04/14 Approved by Governor


Dead - 2021 Legislative Session

HB 16 - Massengill

Mississippi Highway Patrol and MBN officers; increase salaries of.

Affects MHSPRS

  • 1/05 (H) Referred to Judiciary B; Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 54 - Hines

Malicious prosecution; require officials or employees involved to pay all costs associated with.

Affects PERS, SLRP, MHSPRS

  • 01/05 (H) Referred to Judiciary B
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 172​ - Young

Window tint; increase inspection fee and use a portion for trooper training expenses.

Affects MHSPRS

  • 01/08 (H) Referred to Transportation; Ways and Means
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 183 - Carpenter

PERS; all public safety employees vest in four years adn are entitled to allowance with 25 years of service.

Affects PERS

  • 01/08 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 206 - Haney

Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shal forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS.

Affects PERS, SLRP, MHSPRS

  • 01/15 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 237 Clark

PERS; allow retirees to teach in critical needs areas and work full time and receive full salary for three years.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 275 - Young

Public employees; exempt from bad check fees caused by error in direct deposit made by their employer or retirement system.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency; Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 309 - Felsher

Department of Marine Resources Enforcement Officers' Reserve Unit; revise provisions regulating.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Marine Resources
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 334 - Boyd

PERS; no retiree shall receive allowance from while under contract with state agency as a consultant or advisor

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 460 - Miles​

Trooper training class; require Legislature to appropiate funds in 2021 and 2022 sessions to defray expenses of.

Affects MHSPRS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 643 - Banks

Retirement; county board attorneys and city attorneys shall be members of PERS regardless of hours/week worked.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 683 - Denton

Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits suspended until full restitution has been made.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 716 - Denton

Retirement; elected officials convicted of certain felonies shall have benefits withheld until full restitution has been paid.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 725 Bell, Christopher

Mississippi Liquor Distribution Corporation Law; create.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Ways and Means
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 896 - Evans

Supplemental Legislative Retirement Plan; new legislators not members and current members do not earn additional credit.

Affects SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 909 - Evans

Legislature; allow retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 914 - Banks

Legislature; allow certain retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 915​ - Banks​

Legislature; allowed retired PERS members to receive a retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 993 - Darnell

Legislature; members may waive all or any portaion of compensation and office expense allowance.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 994 - Darnell​

Retirement; allow PERS retirees to serve in Legislature in same manner as for elected county or municipal offices.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 1067 - Steverson

Foreign Company Accountability Act; create.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 1118​ - Stamps

First Responders and Essential Workers Incentive Program; authorize counties and municipalities to create.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to County Affairs; Municipalities
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 1136​ - Lamar

Mississippi Educational Talent Recruitment Act; create.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Ways and Means
  • 02/02 (H) Title Suff Do Pass​
  • 02/10 (H) Amended
  • 02/10 (H) Passed as Amended
  • 02/12 (H) Transmitted to Senate
  • 02/18 (S) Referred to Economic and Workforce Development; Finance
  • 03/02 (S) DR - TSDPAA: EC to FI
  • 03/02 (S) Died in Committee​


HB 1138 - Lamar

Retirement; allow certain members of PERS to purchase creditable service for service with non-PERS employers.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee

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HB 1182​ - Carpenter

Veterans; provide uniform definition and include NOAA Corps.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Military Affairs
  • 01/26 (H) Title Suff Do Pass
  • 02/03 (H) Passed
  • 02/04 (H) Transmitted to Senate
  • 02/17 (S) Referred to Veterans and Military Affairs
  • 03/02 (S) Died in Committee

HB 1191 - Rushing​

Retirement; PERS members convicted of job-related felonies shall be terminated from system.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


HB 1299 - Hale

Skill terminal devices; authorize operation of under in MS Lottery Corporation and impose tax on to support PERS.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (H) Referred to Gaming; Appropriations
  • 02/02 (H) Died in Committee


SB 2296​ - Parker

Office of Workforce Development; exempt executive director from certain salary and compensation requirements.

Affects PERS

  • 01/13 (S) Referred to Economic and Workforce Development
  • 1/27 (S) Title Suff Do Pass
  • 02/09 (S) Amendment Failed
  • 02/09 (S) Passed
  • 02/09 (S) Motion to Reconsidered Entered
  • 02/12 (S) Motion to Reconsidered Tabled
  • 02/12 (S) Transmitted to House
  • 02/26 (H) Referred to Workforce Development; Appropriations
  • 03/02 (H) Died in Committee


SB 2344 - Barnett

Public Employees' Retirement System Protection Act of 2021; create

Affects PERS

  • 01/15 (S) Referred to Gaming; Finance
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2382 - Norwood

Critical Teacher Shortage Area License; create alternative license to be issued for educators who teach in designated areas.

Affects PERS

  • 01/15 (S) Referred to Education; Finance
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2428 - Jackson, Robert L.​

PERS; reduce vesting period for retirement benefits from eight years to four years.

Affects PERS, SLRP

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Finance; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2475 - Parks

Retirement; persons convicted of certain felonies shall forfeit benefits from PERS, SLRP, and MHSPRS.

Affects PERS, SLRP, MHSPRS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Finance
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2505​ - Norwood

Legislature; allow PERS retirees to receive retirement allowance while serving as a member of.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Finance 
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2757 ​ - Fillingane

Hospital Cooperation Act of 2021; allow hospitals to enter into cooperative agreements.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Public Health and Welfare; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (S) DR - TSDPCS: PH to AC
  • 02/02 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub​
  • 02/11 (S) Committee Substitute Adopted
  • 02/11 (S) Amended
  • 02/11 (S) Passed as Amended
  • 02/22 (S) Transmitted to House
  • 02/26 (H) Referred to Public Health and Human Services
  • 03/02 (H) Died in Committee​


SB 2726 - Harkins

Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System; bring forward provisions relating to.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Finance
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2786​ - Moran

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources enforcement officers; revise functions of Marine Patrol Reserve Officers.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Ports and Maine Resources
  • 01/27 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
  • 02/11 (S) Died on Calendar​


SB 2817 - Chassaniol

Public Employees' Retirement System; county and municipal election commissioners shall be members of.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Elections; Finance
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee​


SB 2848​ - Carter

Foreign Company Accountability Act; create.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Business and Financial Institutions; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee​

SB 2854 - Polk

Department of Public Safety; revise salaries of officers.

Affects MHSPRS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Appropriations; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (S) DR - TSDPCS: AP to AC
  • 02/02 (S) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
  • 02/10 (S) Committee Substitue Adopted
  • 02/10 (S) Passed
  • 02/11 (S) Transmitted to House
  • 02/26 (H) Referred to Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency; Appropriations
  • 03/01 (H) DR - TSDP: AC to AP
  • 03/02 (H) Died in Committee​

SB 2858 - Fillingane

Law Enforcement Officers; revise salary of.

Affects MHSPRS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Appropriations; Accountability, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee


SB 2870​ - Younger

Water authorities; allow board members to opt into the Public Employees' Retirement System pursuant to agreement with PERS.

Affects PERS

  • 01/18 (S) Referred to Finance; Accountabilit, Efficiency, Transparency
  • 02/02 (S) Died in Committee​